About My Clients
I offer a safe, accepting space to work through concerns related to grief, PTSD, relationship issues, sexual assault, coercive control, spiritual trauma, and more. My style is warm and respectful, and I will honor your pace as we explore strategies for finding safety in your nervous system. My work with couples focuses on the ways past or recent trauma manifests in relationships. I have experience working with LGBTQ folks and I welcome clients of all backgrounds.
My Background and Approach
Our bodies and minds are incredibly resourceful at adapting to our environment. When that environment is dangerous, our internal system creates powerful strategies to help us survive. Much of trauma work is about convincing our bodies that it's safe to let go of the survival strategies that are no longer helping us. When we feel safe enough to emerge from survival mode, we can uncover a stunning inner vibrancy and creativity that we never knew we had. My approach focuses on healing trauma using a somatic, relationship-based perspective. In session, I draw on attachment-based/psychodynamic therapies, interpersonal neurobiology, somatic therapies, mindfulness, internal family systems, and nervous system regulation techniques. I am trained in somatic- and attachment-focused EMDR, which can be applied to childhood or adult trauma. In couples therapy, I also integrate concepts from the Gottman Method, as well as Relational Life Therapy.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
Because of the ways systems of oppression proliferate trauma, trauma therapy and anti-oppressive practice are one and the same. As a White practitioner, I have an ongoing commitment to educate myself about oppression, Whiteness, and privilege so that the burden of that education does not fall on clients. My practice welcomes and affirms individuals of all sexual orientations, gender identities and representations, body sizes and types, cultural backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, spiritualities, and documentation statuses. I am affirming of all consensual nontraditional relationship structures and sexual practices.